Anthony C. Brown v. Tennessee Department of Safety

Anthony C. Brown v. Tennessee Department of Safety

Petitioner filed an appeal to the Commissioner of the Department of Safety to challenge the seizure of his Chevrolet Suburban incident to his arrest for drug related charges and the subsequent forfeiture of his vehicle. An Administrative Judge issued an initial order, finding the Department had carried its burden of proof and established that Petitioner’s vehicle was being used to facilitate the sale of illicit drugs and ordering that Petitioner’s vehicle be forfeited. The Commissioner’s designee affirmed the forfeiture. Petitioner then filed a petition for judicial review with the Davidson County Chancery Court which affirmed the forfeiture by the Department. Finding no error, we affirm.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge Frank G. Clement, Jr.
Originating Judge: 
Chancellor Russell T. Perkins
Date Filed: 
Thursday, December 23, 2010